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Family Violence: Legal, Medical, and Social Perspectives

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Family Violence: Legal, Medical and Social Perspectives, 5/e

Harvey Wallace, California State University, Fresno

 

Family Violence presents a comprehensive introduction to the study of family violence and discusses current controversies in the field from three perspectives: legal, medical, and social.

 

Family Violence is the only text on the market to provide thorough coverage of stalking, sexual harassment, and sexual violence in the workplace.

  • Extensive pedagogy, such as learning objectives, in-chapter exercises, end-of-chapter problems, case studies, and vignettes, enhance students’ learning.
  • “Promising Practices” sections enable students to read about cutting-edge issues. Students are asked to test assumptions about theoretical concepts and their applicability to the field and profession.
  • “International Perspectives” sections allow students to view family violence from a global perspective.
  • “Focus Boxes” highlight pressing family violence issues of national importance.
  • “Practica” give students the opportunity to examine different professional dilemmas and discuss contrasting points of view.

Book News Annotation:

In this introduction to the study of family violence, Wallace (California State University-Fresno) discusses the field from legal, medical, and social perspectives. Unlike other books in the field, he includes separate chapters on specialized topics such as ritualistic abuse, gay and lesbian abuse, and victims' rights. This fourth edition features in-depth coverage of spiritual abuse, family violence in the military, and spousal abuse by police officers. Chapter summaries, key terms, and discussion questions are included.
Annotation 2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

Family Violence: Legal, Medical, and Social Perspectives, Fourth Edition

This comprehensive introduction to the study of family violence discusses the field from three perspectives—legal, medical, and social. Unlike other books in this field, Wallace includes separate chapters on specialized topics such as ritualistic abuse, gay and lesbian abuse, and victims' rights. The new Fourth Edition features in-depth coverage of spiritual abuse, family violence in the military, and spousal abuse by police officers.

Synopsis:

This book presents a comprehensive introduction to the study of family violence and discusses current controversies in the field from three perspectives–legal, medical, and social. Includes separate chapters on specialized topics such as ritualistic abuse, gay and lesbian abuse, and victims' rights. Only text on the market to provide thorough coverage of stalking, sexual harassment, and sexual violence in the workplace. Anyone looking for a comprehensive introduction to the study of family violence.

Table of Contents

Each chapter begins with an “Introduction” and concludes with a “Summary,” “Key Terms,” “Discussion Questions,” “Suggested Readings,” and “Endnotes.”

Preface.

1. Characteristics of Family Violence.

Definition.

Controversies in Family Violence.

Nature and Scope of the Problem.

Factors That Contribute to Family Violence.

The Cycle of Violence Theory.

2. Physical Child Abuse.

Definition.

Extent of the Problem.

The Abusers and the Abused.

Indications of Physical Child Abuse.

Bruises.

Burns.

Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy.

Fractures.

Head and Internal Injuries.

Child Homicide.

3. Child Sexual Abuse.

Definitions.

The Abuser and the Abused.

Indications of Sexual Abuse.

Sexual Abuse.

4. Child Neglect.

Definition.

Causes of Neglect.

Indications of Child Neglect.

Failure-to-Thrive Syndrome.

Emotional Neglect.

Other Types of Child Neglect.

5. Sibling Abuse.

Extent of the Problem.

Definition.

Siblings as Perpetrators.

Serial Abuse of Siblings.

6. Ritualistic Child Abuse.

Historical Background.

Definition.

Types of Ritualistic Abuse.

Responding to Ritualistic Abuse.

7. Professionals and Their Responses to Child Abuse.

Reporting.

Sex Offender Community Notification (Megan's Law).

Interviewing.

Intervention.

Expert Witnesses and Child Sexual Abuse.

8. Spousal Abuse.

Definition.

Extent of the Problem.

Theories of Spousal Abuse.

Characteristics of Spousal Abuse.

Types of Spousal Abuse.

Family Violence by Police Officers.

Spousal Homicide.

9. The Criminal Justice Response to Spousal Abuse.

Extent of the Problem.

Factors Affecting Police Response.

Arrest and Other Alternatives.

Restraining Orders.

Courts and Spousal Assault.

10. Elder Abuse.

Definition.

Extent of the Problem.

Types of Elder Abuse.

Theories of Elder Abuse.

Reporting and Intervention.

11. Gay and Lesbian Abuse.

History and Attitudes.

Definitions.

Nature and Scope of the Problem.

Legal and Judicial Responses.

Intervention Issues.

12. Special Populations and Family Violence.

Victims with HIV/AIDS.

Victims with Disabilities.

Cultural Issues.

Family Violence in the Military

Spiritual Abuse.

Rural Victims.

13. Women and Sexual Violence.

Definition.

Extent of the Problem.

Theories of Sexual Violence.

Stranger Rape.

Marital and Acquaintance Rape.

Sexual Harassment.

14. Stalking.

Definition.

Types of Stalking.

Myths and Assessment of Stalking.

Stalking Laws.

Anti-Stalking Measures.

15. The Consequences of Family Violence.

Physical Consequences.

Mental Consequences.

Financial Consequences.

16. Victims' Rights.

Historical Perspective.

Victims and Civil Litigation.

Compensation and Restitution.

Victim Impact Statements.

Index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780205418220
Subtitle:
Legal, Medical, and Social Perspectives
Publisher:
Allyn & Bacon
Author:
Wallace, Harvey
Location:
Boston, MA
Subject:
General
Subject:
Abuse
Subject:
Sociology - Marriage & Family
Subject:
Family social work
Subject:
Family violence
Subject:
Victims of family violence
Subject:
Abuse - General
Subject:
Violence in Society
Subject:
Jurisprudence
Subject:
General Social Science
Copyright:
Edition Number:
4
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
MySearchLab Series 15% off
Series Volume:
kn. 1
Publication Date:
20071203
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
432
Dimensions:
9.18 x 7 x 0.63 in 587 gr

Related Subjects

Health and Self-Help » Abuse » Domestic Violence
Health and Self-Help » Self-Help » General
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"Synopsis" by , Family Violence: Legal, Medical, and Social Perspectives, Fourth Edition

This comprehensive introduction to the study of family violence discusses the field from three perspectives—legal, medical, and social. Unlike other books in this field, Wallace includes separate chapters on specialized topics such as ritualistic abuse, gay and lesbian abuse, and victims' rights. The new Fourth Edition features in-depth coverage of spiritual abuse, family violence in the military, and spousal abuse by police officers.

"Synopsis" by ,

This book presents a comprehensive introduction to the study of family violence and discusses current controversies in the field from three perspectives–legal, medical, and social. Includes separate chapters on specialized topics such as ritualistic abuse, gay and lesbian abuse, and victims' rights. Only text on the market to provide thorough coverage of stalking, sexual harassment, and sexual violence in the workplace. Anyone looking for a comprehensive introduction to the study of family violence.

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